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Cover for Key concepts in planetary health.

This chapter briefly introduces the main concepts in planetary health through 3 key themes: (1) how humanity is changing the Earth; (2) where Earth's natural limits may lie; and (3) how we may need to re-evaluate our relationship with nature to ensure a secure future for humanity.

Author(s)
Cole, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Behavioural principles of handling beef cattle and the design of corrals, lairages, races and loading ramps.

Beef cattle and other grazing animals have behaviour patterns during handling that are influenced by vision. A prey species animal has wide-angle vision that will detect rapid motion and possible danger. The eight basic behavioural patterns during handling in grazing animals are: (i) flight zone;...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Handling cattle raised in close association with people.

Cattle that are managed in close association with people are tame and may have no flight zone. They are either trained to lead with a lead rope or they are easily herded in small groups. These animals are accustomed to lots of human activity around them. Tame intact bulls that have been kept tied...

Author(s)
Ewbank, R.; Parker, M.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The contribution of bamboo to human beings is far more than is imagined.

This chapter describes bamboos as plants that have very special features, and make contributions to ecology, the environment and human beings that are far more than people can imagine. In Asia, especially in East Asia, bamboo has been a symbol of the East Asian culture. In Latin America, there is a ...

Author(s)
Zhaohua, Z; Wei, J.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394019)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A network of invasion hypotheses.

Hypotheses of research disciplines are typically not isolated from each other but share similarities. In a broad sense as defined here, they form an important part of the theoretical-conceptual understanding of a given topic, e.g. invasion hypotheses sensu lato represent an important part of our...

Author(s)
Enders, M.; Jeschke, J. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Disturbance hypothesis.

The disturbance hypothesis posits that the invasion success of non-native species is higher in highly disturbed than in relatively undisturbed ecosystems. A synonymous formulation is that highly disturbed ecosystems show lower resistance against nonnative species than relatively undisturbed...

Author(s)
Nordheimer, R.; Jeschke, J. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Propagule pressure hypothesis.

Propagule pressure is a composite measure of introduction effort consisting of: (i) the number of individuals introduced per introduction event (propagule size); and (ii) the frequency of introduction events (propagule frequency or number). The propagule pressure hypothesis posits that a high...

Author(s)
Jeschke, J. M.; Starzer, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Relationships of climate variability and change to development.

This chapter examines the causes of climate and the variability and long-term changes in the climate. Improvements in the understanding of the factors that contribute to climate and climatic change along with increasingly abundant, high-resolution and high-quality environmental data and rapid...

Author(s)
Vega, A. J.; Rohli, R. V.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646169)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Traditional ecological knowledge and plant biodiversity conservation in a European transfrontier landscape.

On the basis of ecological and cultural characterization of the landscape, combined with empirical local knowledge and historic data, this chapter focuses on traditional plant-use in two adjoining natural protected areas at the northern tip of the Spanish-Portuguese border (Iberian Peninsula). The...

Author(s)
Gonz√°lez, J. A.; Carvalho, A. M.; Amich, F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646947)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Urbanization, climate change and malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa.

This chapter explores the factors leading to urban migration in Sub-Saharan Africa, the impact of climate on the behaviour of malaria vectors (Anopheles spp.) in Africa, and the effects of climate change, urbanization, urban agriculture, and human settlement, activities and lifestyle on vector...

Author(s)
Kweka, E. J.; Mazigo, H. D.; Himeidan, Y. E.; Morona, D.; Munga, S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645377)
Type
Book chapter

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